Parajubaea microcarpa
Bolivian Mountain Coconut

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 Parajubaea microcarpa

   

Description

   

Locality:

Bolivia

Cold Hardiness: 

18 - 20 degrees F..

Trunk type:

Clean woody trunk, somewhat smaller than P. torallyi.

Leaf type:

Plumose (fluffy appearance)and pinnate (feather shape) leaves.

Suckering/Solitary:

Solitary (single trunk).

Maintenance:

Easy

Speed of growth:

Moderate

Height:

30 feet

Soil requirements:

Rich + good drainage

Sun Requirements:

Full sun.

General Description:

This is an attractive palm that resembles in a way the Coconut Palm.  It is similar to its sister, the P. torallyi but doesn't get quite as big.  It grows at high elevation in Bolivia and is perhaps easier to grow than torallyi.  It is hard to come by and is widely sought after.  It has dark green or gray/green leaves.  It is more hardy that Parajubaea coccoides, and in most people's opinion is comparable in beauty.  It also grows well in Southern California.  Some are even growing it in Northern California.

Other Notes:

 Germination rates on these seeds have been low, but I suspect in time this palm should become more readily available.

Further Data:

Some feel this is a variety of torallyi.

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